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花崎流とは - Hanasaki Jiutamai Company

凛とした潔さ。
柔らかな中にある鋭さ。
削がれた中にある美。

Jiutamai is one of
the very few Japanese arts
that were created and
cherished by women.

花崎 杜季女が2003年に創流。
昭和の名人神崎ひで師、閑崎ひで女師の芸を受け継ぎ、「東京の地唄舞」を自負する流派です。東京の地唄舞といっても解りにくいと思いますが、関西弁と江戸弁の違いを思ってください。言葉での説明は難しいですが、感覚的にはお解りいただけるのではないでしょうか。

In order to explain what jiutamai is, first it is important to mention two traditional forms of movement in Japanese dance: mai – rotation and stomping and odori — jumping. The two forms also had different purposes: mai was a form of prayer for the gods or authority figures and odori was a form of personal expression and excitement.

Jiutamai was born in Kyoto in the 19th century during the Edo period. Jiutamai is one of the very few Japanese arts that were created and nurtured by women. It was born from female mannerisms and skills and is performed in private, enclosed spaces, leading to a very subtle, delicate art that places special importance on pauses between movements.


特徴を挙げますと、江戸の粋という言葉がありますように、凛とした潔さ。柔らかな中にある鋭さ。削がれた中にある美。といえましょう。

舞ぶりは、一歩引いた視線を持つ、生なましくない姿を、あるべき体としています。「あまりこれ見よがしではなく、人にやさしく接するかに思える行き方のよさが出れば、十分に一つのカラーとなるのではなかろうか」と創流の会のときに龍居竹之介氏が評してくださったことは、大きな理念の支柱となっています。

The most important thing in jiutamai is to create a space in which the audience can feel (not just see) the delicate movements of the fingers, the use of the eyes, and the movement of the shoulders. The background is not adjusted to match each piece of music — it is created by using the existing elements of a traditional Japanese home, such as the traditional sliding door, sliding paper screens, and folding screens; traditional oil lanterns provide light and also separate the world of the dancer from the world of the audience. The imagination of the viewer is stimulated by this simplicity of both the background and the dancer's face, which is covered in white makeup leaving only the eyes as the expressive element. Jiutamai is not about faithfully recreating an established story, but about the dancer expressing her own thoughts on the story through her dance, and the viewer finding their own thoughts on the story in the dancer's performance. It is therefore an art form that is created through a conversation between the dancer and the viewer. This is why jiutamai, the same as expressive reading, is generally performed by one person rather than a group.

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